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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the best MLS Designated player of all time? We make the case

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:21:00 GMT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is basically in a league of his own when it comes to MLS productivity. It has been 12 years since David Beckham absconded to Los Angeles from Real Madrid, in the name of bringing soccer to the forefront of American sports fans' consciousness. (Hey, he tried.) There were only 13 teams in Major League Soccer then, attendance was roughly 16,770 a game, and the LA Galaxy (shocker) were the most valuable franchise at $100 million. In that decade-plus in MLS, the era of the Designated Player, few if any have been as prolific as The Lion, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Designated...

Chicago Fire DP Nemanja Nikolic announces he's leaving team

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 06:34:00 GMT

Bastian Schweinsteiger has called it a career, and ESPN FC's Julien Laurens assesses where the midfielder ranks among the game's modern greats. Chicago Fire star Nemanja Nikolic said Saturday that he is leaving the team after three seasons. Nikolic made the announcement on his Facebook page. He is the second-leading goal scorer (51) in franchise history and played in 96 games for the club. The 31-year-old Serbian didn't reveal his future plans with his statement focusing on his farewell and being a synopsis of his time in Chicago. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); "When a period of time is intense, if you concentrate and perform on daily basis, time passes by quickly,"...

Chicago Fire sign former Real Madrid, Valencia mid Alvaro Medran

Wed, 9 Oct 2019 11:04:35 GMT

Chicago Fire end their season with a rout of fellow playoff outsider Orlando City. Watch MLS on ESPN+. The Chicago Fire have failed to make the playoffs after drawing 2-2 to Toronto FC. To watch MLS, sign up for ESPN+. The Chicago Fire has signed former Real Madrid and Valencia midfielder Alvaro Medran. The free agent signed a two-year contract with the help of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), with the Fire also holding club options for both 2021 and 2022. Medran will be added to the Fire's roster in January of 2020 pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate. "Alvaro is a player who was developed in Real Madrid's youth system, graduating to play for the first team with the likes of...

Matias Almeyda stays on as Earthquakes boss, spurns Liga MX offer

Wed, 9 Oct 2019 03:14:00 GMT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn't shy away from a joke during his speech after receiving a statue of himself in Malmo. Watch Carlos Vela's top five MLS goals from the 2019 regular season, including his record-breaking 32nd goal. Check out Wayne Rooney's top five MLS goals from the 2019 regular season, including one from his own half. Alejandro Moreno says Carlos Vela and LAFC's season is not complete without winning MLS Cup. Matias Almeyda confirmed that he will remain manager of the San Jose Earthquakes and won't be leaving to take up the reins at Liga MX side C.F. Monterrey. Ever since Almeyda was named the Quakes manager last year there have been varying levels of speculation that Almeyda would depart. Various reports last week had Almeyda exiting the Quakes to join up with Los Rayados, who subsequently hired Antonio Mohamed. Speaking at his season-ending press conference, Almeyda confirmed that he's had several...

Chicago Fire make Soldier Field return official for '20 season

Tue, 8 Oct 2019 10:08:00 GMT

Chicago Fire end their season with a rout of fellow playoff outsider Orlando City. Watch MLS on ESPN+. The Chicago Fire officially confirmed their return to Soldier Field for the 2020 season. The Fire will host 2018 MLS Cup champion Atlanta United in their home opener on March 21. The team made the announcement in a full-page letter published in the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday, which marked the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 as well as the founding of the MLS franchise in 1997. Chicago, we're coming home.https://t.co/KnL9OxJCff— Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) October 8, 2019 "It is my pledge to deliver a world class club worthy of our city and one that represents all of Chicago...

Can Atlanta repeat? Why all 14 playoff teams could lift MLS Cup - and why they won't

Tue, 8 Oct 2019 07:57:00 GMT

Decision Day has come and gone, leaving Major League Soccer's 14 postseason-bound sides with nearly two weeks to contemplate their paths to MLS Cup glory. In the regular season's afterglow, playoff hopes will never be higher for many, which is why we've detailed precisely why each team can win MLS Cup ... and, similarly, why each can't. Western Conference 1. LAFC Next playoff match: 10:30 p.m. ET Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota or LA Galaxy (watch live on ESPN) Why they will win MLS Cup: The league's...

Chicago Fire's Bastian Schweinsteiger retires aged 35

Tue, 8 Oct 2019 07:21:19 GMT

Bastian Schweinsteiger has called it a career, and ESPN FC's Julien Laurens assesses where the midfielder ranks among the game's modern greats. Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from professional football. In a statement released on social media Schweinsteiger announced his decision and thanked his former teams as well as his wife, former tennis player Ana Ivanovic. "Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic, but I am also looking forward to the exciting challenges that await me soon," he said. "I will remain faithful to football. Many, many thanks for the time we spent...

Toe Poke Daily: Almost naked Ibrahimovic statue unveiled at Malmo

Tue, 8 Oct 2019 07:19:00 GMT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn't shy away from a joke during his speech after receiving a statue of himself in Malmo. The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place. Jump to: Italy unveil new third kit | Whitby through in FA Cup ... with goalkeeper up front As if his ego needed massaging any further, LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was afforded the honour of having a statue of himself unveiled in his hometown in Sweden on Tuesday afternoon. - Dani Alves and Sao Paulo...

Timbers' Brian Fernandez enters substance abuse and behavioral health program

Mon, 7 Oct 2019 12:55:00 GMT

Portland clinch a playoff berth and end San Jose's season with a 3-1 win. Watch MLS on ESPN+. MLS announced that Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernandez has voluntarily entered the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health ("SABH") Program. Fernandez will be unavailable for team activities until he has undergone an assessment and is cleared for participation by the SABH Program doctors. "Our number one priority is Brian's emotional and physical well-being," the Timbers said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with him." Fernandez, 25, was acquired by the Timbers from Liga MX side Necaxa...

LAFC's Zimmerman, Toronto's Altidore out of U.S. Nations League squad

Mon, 7 Oct 2019 12:51:00 GMT

The MLS goals and single-season points records fall in LAFC's win vs. Colorado. Watch MLS on ESPN+. LAFC defender Walker Zimmerman will miss the United States' Nations League games against Cuba and Canada after getting sustaining a head injury. Zimmerman left LAFC's 3-1 win in its regular-season finale against the Colorado Rapids in the 66th minute on Sunday after colliding with Kei Kamara as the two leapt for a ball in the air. He was replaced in the U.S. squad on Monday by Atlanta defender Miles Robinson, who was originally scheduled to spend this week with the U.S. Under-23 team. Jozy Altidore...

MLS firings: O'Connor out as Orlando manager

Mon, 7 Oct 2019 08:54:44 GMT

Chicago Fire end their season with a rout of fellow playoff outsider Orlando City. Watch MLS on ESPN+. Orlando City fired manager James O'Connor on Monday, a day after the Lions concluded their season with a 5-2 home defeat to the Chicago Fire, finishing in 11th place in the 12-team Eastern Conference. Orlando, which has never made the playoffs in its five seasons, will now search for the fourth head coach in its brief MLS history. - Stream MLS games LIVE on ESPN+ - MLS Cup playoffs 2019: All you need to know "On behalf of Orlando City, we want to thank James for all of his efforts during his...

MLS Power Rankings: LAFC, NYCFC are the postseason teams to beat

Mon, 7 Oct 2019 06:28:00 GMT

Time makes fools of us all. Or, in the case of Major League Soccer, it turns good teams into bad teams, bad teams into good teams, and mediocre teams into more solidly mediocre teams. For the final Power Rankings of the year, we thought we'd take a look back at the first rankings of the year and compare. More than a few teams outperformed their early-season spot, some by a lot. Not that we were wrong. The Power Rankings are always 100% accurate at the time of writing. Who said anything about fools? For...


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